Parcel Combination Affidavits
Parcel Combination Affidavits are used to combine multiple taxing parcels into one. The combinations are usually required for zoning ordinance compliance or assessment valuation purposes.
There are certain requirements necessary for combination of lands to occur. They are as follows:
- The parcels are contiguous
- The ownership of parcels are identical
- All delinquent taxes have been paid in full
- Combinations are in compliance with current zoning ordinances
In addition parcels may not be combined if they exist in different school districts, lake districts, utility districts or other related district entities. Lands may be denied combination if they cross voting district lines.
The county, city and villages have developed combination affidavits that correspond to the requirements of the municipality. The first step needed to combine properties is to speak with the city, village, or in the case of towns the county zoning administrator to see whether a combination meets ordinance requirements. The zoning department will explain and assist in additional steps if the combination meets zoning code.
Combination affidavits are recorded at the Kenosha County Register of Deeds Office. There is a $30 charge for recording said document. The charge is the responsibility of the individual combining parcels. There may be an administrative fee associated with combination affidavits through various municipalities.
The combination of lands will take affect the year following the recording of Combination Affidavit.
The Villages of Pleasant Prairie, Paddock Lake, Salem Lakes, Somers, and Twin Lakes do not have combination forms online.